YLD leadership series -  8 july 2019


Are you enabling your teams to do their best work? YLD Leadership Series - in collaboration with Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business - bring you a series of workshops straight from Silicon Valley.

Francis Flynn, Professor of Organisational Behaviour at Stanford University led a full workshop day for London’s top business executives on how to scale leadership excellence on the 8th July 2019.

The day was made up of four interactive sessions on topics such as:

  • Ever trusted your gut too much or over complicated a decision? This session will discuss approaches for reaching effective decisions on a regular basis.

  • We all know meetings are necessary but can be frustrating and inefficient. In this session you will learn techniques to better harness the collective wisdom of your team.

  • How do you motivate your team to perform when you are not around? Learn about several psychological levers that can help you build employee motivation in a more sustainable way.

  • Everyone talks about fostering collaboration, but how do you really build a collaborative culture?

Workshops lead


FRANCIS J. FLYNN, Professor, Stanford business school

Francis J. Flynn is a professor of organisational behaviour at Stanford Business School and has received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on the topics of employee cooperation, work group dynamics, and leadership in organisations.


8:30 - 9:20 Registration & breakfast 
9:30 - Making Sound Decisions
11:00 - Coffee break
11:20 - Harnessing Collective Wisdom
12:40 - Lunch
13:40 - Motivating Others
15:00 - Coffee break
15:20 - Fostering Collaboration
16:40 - Closing remarks and drinks reception

Executives from the following organisations attended this exciting event:





yld, SOFTWARE engineering & Design CONSULTANCY

YLD is software engineering, open-source and design consultancy, helping you succeed by moving your team beyond a culture of delivery to a culture of learning.

Based in London and with offices across Manchester, Lisbon and Porto, YLD works with some of the best engineers and digital product designers in Europe, helping FTSE100 enterprises such as Conde Nast, Thomas Cook, The Economist and Trainline outperform their competition.


One of the seven schools at Stanford University, Stanford GSB is one of the top business schools in the world. The school’s mission is to create ideas that deepen and advance our understanding of management and with those ideas to develop innovative, principled, and insightful leaders who change the world. Stanford GSB is a private, accredited institution with four flagship programs — MBA, MSx, PhD, and Executive Education.

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This event is exclusive to technology, business and product executives only. Please contact events@yld.io if you have any questions.